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The Boy Scouts of America Honor Keystone Automotive’s CEO

first_imgPOMONA, CA — Keystone Automotive Industries CEO Richard Keister accepted the 2006 Automotive Distinguished Good Scout Award from the San Gabriel Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. A luncheon was held in honor of Keister Dec. 1 at the Sheraton Fairplex. The event raised funds to help reach youth in Pomona, CA. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I’m truly honored to be recognized by such an amazing organization,” said Keister. “The Boy Scouts of America do a stellar job at developing a foundation of core values for young people to emulate and build upon. Keystone is proud to support such a worthy organization.” The city of Pomona, headquarters for Keystone Automotive, has more than 50,000 boys between the ages of 6 and 16 who are eligible to take part in scouting; however, less than 1 percent are currently registered as Boy Scouts. Keister and other community leaders are working to increase participation in Pomona by emphasizing the numerous positive experiences and life lessons that the Boy Scouts of America offer, such as leadership training and value building. In addition to Keystone Automotive, a number of companies sponsored the event, including: Maxzone Auto Parts Corp., Michael Baybak and Company, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, Principal Financial Group, Wilkin Guge Marketing, Automotive Body Repair News, Cumberland Products, Media by Design, Inc., Micro Rim, O’Neil Data Systems, Professional AutoNEWS and Irish Mike’s. For more information about Keystone, visit: read more

CHROMIUM urges caution over fraudulent rare gas

first_imgCHROMIUM Ltd. was founded in 1991 and specialises in the production and sale of rare inert gases and gas mixtures of ultra-high purity (99.99999%) and above.The company told gasworld that its production site in Russia’s Vladimir Region (Murom District) was subject to a coordinated robbery on the night of 27th September 2019 to 28th September 2019 which included surveillance cameras being destroyed, storage devices stolen, and a special storage of the rare inert gas xenon being hacked.As much as 8,260kg of high purity xenon, largely in aluminium cylinder supply, was reportedly stolen, as well as other incidentals such as technical, operational and accounting documentation. The actual volume of the stolen gas contained around 1,260kg of xenon, belonging to State Corporation ROSCOSMOS and the companies VNIIEM Corporation JC, JSC EDB Fakel and ISS-Reshetnev Company, held in safe custody at the CHROMIUM Ltd facility. A criminal case number (No.11901170046091042) was officially opened, which is under investigationby the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) in the Vladimir region.In fact, the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the Committee of the State Duma on Defense, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor’s General Office of the Russian Federation, and the Federal Customs Service of Russian Federation have been officially notified of this crime.But CHROMIUM, which has now fully restored its operations, is urging caution about any fraudulent product in the market, as well as appealing for anyone with information to notify the Embassy or Consulate General or Trade Mission of Russian Federation in their country.last_img read more

Hudson Dredging Nears End (VIDEO)

first_imgBehan Communications Inc. has just released a video in which John Haggard, GE’s Global Remediation Leader, describes the sixth and final year of the Hudson River Dredging Project and next steps for continuing GE’s environmental work on this famed waterway.Thirteen years ago, when the Environmental Protection Agency selected dredging, many environmental groups praised the decision.Now, as this historic cleanup draws to a successful conclusion, some say this unprecedented project was not sufficient. They want significantly more dredging – beyond what EPA ordered.EPA has rejected the request three times. EPA has said no further dredging is necessary because the dredging project is achieving its goals of protecting public health and the environment.In the words of EPA Region II Administrator Judith Enck, this project has been “enormously successful.”last_img read more

Will Part L 2013 really make any difference?

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

NileDutch buys out SafmarineMPV

first_imgAfter selling its fleet of five ships to Thorco Shipping in November 2015, SafmarineMPV sold its South Africa – West Africa multipurpose service to Cape Town based Fairseas International and withdrew itself from the West Africa – US Gulf trade in early January 2016, leaving it operational only in the trade between Europe and West Africa.Jorg Knuttel, managing director of SafmarineMPV, said that the NileDutch acquisition marks the “complete divestment” of the multipurpose vessel operator, which is owned by Maersk Line.”For years Safmarine MPV has demonstrated that breakbulk and containers is a strong combination, hence this acquisition is a natural fit,” he added.NileDutch’s chief operating officer, Jan Willem de Braal, commented: “With so many infrastructure projects underway in especially West Africa, this multipurpose offering gives NileDutch a real edge and will allow us to seize more business opportunities in the fields of energy equipment, infrastructure, mining and agriculture.”The operations of Safmarine MPV’s Europe to West Africa services will continue as NileDutch MPV, with the first sailing commencing in April of this year.NileDutch MPV will focus on the carriage of containers, breakbulk, project and oil and gas related cargoes. www.niledutch.comwww.safmarinempv.comlast_img read more

Höegh delivers trains for Auckland Metro

first_imgConstrucciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) was contracted to build 15 electric trains for the Auckland Metro system and designated Kaleido Ideas & Logistics as its project freight forwarder deliver the trains from Spain.The electric trains were manufactured at CAF’s factory in Beasain, northern Spain, and were transported by truck to the port of Santander, two hours away.Kaleido ustilised Höegh Autoliners’ direct liner service to Auckland to complete the deliveries. Iñaki Echeverria, head of sales in Spain for Höegh said: “With rail projects such as the Auckland Transport Metro, timing is everything. Höegh recently increased its frequency from Europe to Oceania, offering five sailings a month. Having a regular schedule gives the customer the chance to plan ahead, consequently reducing both risk and overall costs.”The trains had to be heat-treated prior to arrival in New Zealand, to kill any stink bugs. Iñaki said that, together with the customer, heat treatment of the trains was scheduled and performed at the port 120 hours before its departure to mitigate any risk.Due to their length, trains of this nature need to be handled with great care. Loading and discharge was performed using Höegh’s roll trailers. These are equipped with integrated rails and a bespoke bridge is used to transfers the trains from the truck-trailer, directly to the roll trailer. Each train is made up of three sections ranging from 23.29-24.66 m.The 14 remaining trains will be delivered over the course of the next six months.www.hoeghautoliners.comlast_img read more

A better approach to diversity

first_imgLarissa Hutson (4 March) states that one of the statutory responsibilities of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is ‘to reach and encourage a wide range of applicants to properly reflect the full diversity of the profession’. The fact that the judiciary does not properly reflect the diversity of the legal profession, or indeed wider society, is readily borne out by statistics. Only 15.5% of High Court judges are women and 4.5% black and minority ethnic (BME); 10.5% of Court of Appeal judges are women and none are BME; none of the five heads of division is a woman or BME. It is self-evident that for the public to have faith in the judiciary, the latter must be composed of the very best individuals selected solely on merit. Asking Ms Hutson to complete a survey seeking her views on what motivates lawyers to apply – or not to apply – for judicial office can in no way be seen as representing a departure from this settled principle. It does however represent a welcome attempt by the JAC to promote equality of opportunity and thus encourage applications from groups traditionally under-represented within the judiciary. Such an approach will, hopefully, lead to a judiciary still composed of the best individuals but also one which more accurately reflects not only the legal profession but the public as a whole. Peter McTigue, senior lecturer in Law, Nottingham Law Schoollast_img read more

STAR is born

first_imgSWITZERLAND: Stadler has handed over to Aare Seeland Mobil the first Schmalspur Triebzug für Attraktiven Regionalverkehr, or ‘narrow gauge railcar for attractive regional transport’.ASM placed a SFr18·5m order for three low-floor three-car EMUs in 2005. They will be used on its 1·2 kV DC metre-gauge line from Solothurn to Langenthal and St Urban, and a planned branch to Oensingen. The EMUs have 121 seats, and magnetic track brakes for street running in Solothurn. CAPTION: Stadler CEO Peter Spuhler (left) formally handed the first STAR to ASM directior Ulrich Sinzig.last_img

Ethertronics Releases Next Generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi Active Steering System

first_imgEthertronics has released a next-generation Wi-Fi Active Steering platform. Combined with Ethertronics’ patented Active Steering Antenna architecture, this system delivers 2x performance and coverage benefits of Active Steering Technology in a flexible, cost-optimized solution and provides seamless integration for both broadband gateway and client platforms.The system is based on the EC477 Active Steering Processor and the EC624 Active Steering Antenna Switch. Ethertronics’ latest Active Steering solution doubles throughput, range, and efficiency for high-performance 802.11ax/802.11ac systems and has been optimized for today’s market-leading Wi-Fi access point and client solutions. Additionally, the Active Steering technology implemented in the EC477/EC624 family provides performance and scalability for next-generation 802.11ax applications.The new EC477 and EC624 family improves upon its previous generation Active Steering solution by reducing design costs and providing greater flexibility in antenna solution choice. It reduces design complexity and cost via its innovative Data-Over-Coax (DOC) interface, which allows Active Steering signaling to coexist on the same physical cable as the main RF signal without introducing any degradation of the main Wi-Fi signal. The DOC interface eliminates the need for custom connectors and signaling cables, which significantly reduces the system BOM and enables easier deployment of off-PCB antennas to maximize Wi-Fi radio link performance.Ethertronics new EC477/EC624 Active Steering solution enables any mix of active and passive antennas, in any combination of on-PCB and off-PCB placement. In conjunction with this solution, Ethertronics Active Steering Antennas are offered in both standard designs and configurations customized to OEM design needs. Combined with Ethertronics antenna and RF integration expertise, the EC477/EC624 system provides maximum flexibility and a seamless integration path to realize the benefits of Wi-Fi Active Steering.EC477 Active Steering Processor Features: EC624 Active Steering Antenna Switch Features: High performance Active Steering switch Pairs with EC477 to maximize performance on a per-antenna and per-client basis Data-Over-Coax interface (DOC) for flexible, cost-optimized off-PCB antenna placement and simplified device manufacturing Embedded Modal Cognitive Diversity (MCD) for real-time optimization of Wi-Fi radio link performance Up to 8×8 802.11ac MIMO support Data-Over-Coax interface (DOC) for reduced BOM cost and more flexible design Scalability for next-generation 802.11ax platforms Ethertronics is currently sampling the EC477/EC624 Wi-Fi Active Steering solution to lead customers and early access partners, with broad reference design availability planned for Q4 2017.last_img read more

Federer downs Henman to win Japan Open title

first_imgIt was top seed Federer’s ninth title of the year and Henman looked resigned to his fate from an early stage against one of his closest friends on the ATP Tour. Aside from sporadic moments of brilliance, the No. 10 seed looked every one of his 32 years in comparison to an opponent seven years his junior.Federer was exemplary with his serve throughout the final, just as he was all week on his first appearance in Japan. Henman, in contrast, suffered with his serve, not least with a disastrous three double faults in a row that allowed Federer to go 4-2 ahead in the first set.The Swiss star courteously suggested a combination of the sunshine and a swirling wind around Ariake Colosseum was to blame for Henman’s hiccup.Nice friend.But the nine-time Grand Slam champion also acknowledged Henman’s profligacy was the catalyst for clinching the first set.“When he serves three double faults, that’s giving it away. That gave me the first set,” Federer said. “It gave me a cushion and put the pressure on Tim.“It was hard for him after those double faults, but I still had to play well and come up with some good shots.”As against Benjamin Becker in the semifinals, all Federer needed was the lone break as there appeared little danger in losing his serve, and he clinched the opening set at the first time of asking with an ace down the middle.The majority of Federer’s winners were sumptuous backhand passes that a net-bound Henman watched sail by time and time again.“His ability to hit passing shots so well and so consistently was very difficult to play against,” Henman said.Made even more difficult by Federer’s anticipation of Henman’s tactics.“I knew what he was going to do — serve and volley or serve and come in on the next one,” Federer said.When Henman did meet a return with a volley at the net, he let out an exasperated cry of “No,” as the ball sailed beyond the baseline.Wind or no wind, it wasn’t Henman’s day.With Federer having broken Henman after another long return to go 2-1 up in the second set, the world No. 55 knew the game was slipping away from him.Henman managed to save two match points on his serve but it was third-time lucky for Federer as Henman hit long once again after a solid service return and victory plus a $118,000 check was secured in 1 hour, 7 minutes.“I’m not the first to lose to Roger and I won’t be the last. He was just too good,” Henman admitted.Federer claimed his sixth straight victory over Henman, who won their first four meetings. They are now balanced at six wins apiece.For Federer it was his 42nd career title won on the back of another phenomenal year. The Swiss star has won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments in 2006, with just a defeat to Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open denying him a clean sweep.His only losses since the start of June have come at Roland Garros and in the second round in Cincinnati to Andy Murray.Meanwhile, in the women’s final, Aiko Nakamura gave top seed Marion Bartoli a scare by running away with the first set before the Frenchwoman came back to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.The 22-year-old Nakamura, ranked 89th in the world, was the first Japanese to reach the women’s final since Ai Sugiyama in 1999. With friends like world No. 1 Roger Federer, who needs enemies?Not Tim Henman, easily beaten by buddy Federer 6-3, 6-3 in the AIG Japan Open final in Tokyo on Sunday. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more